Category: Clinics

It’s All in the Title

During my 1L year, my student mentor gave me the sound advice to sign up for Professor Kealy’s Legislative Drafting Clinic if I wanted to get some exposure to the “sausage-making” of legislation (Hint: it’s nothing like sausage-making). I signed up the first opportunity I could, which was this past semester. It’s a wonderful clinic. Not […]

Journeys To The Other Washington

The winding down of Thanksgiving weekend means only one thing to law students: the mad-dash to outline, the deciphering of jargon in notebook margins, the sharp uptick in caffeination. This is finals pre-gaming at its finest. But we’re not there just yet. Rather than hurl forward into the inevitable abyss, I will linger here and […]

Friday I’m in Love (with my clinic)

Like most folks, I love Fridays. My reverence for this day, however, does not merely stem from its proximity to the weekend. Rather, I love Fridays because they entail a visit to the Massachusetts State House. Remarkably, these weekly visits actually count as schoolwork! Having come to law school with a background in community organizing, […]

Toward Success, Through Concentration & Practice

Today I’m going to concentrate on “concentrations.” The concept is really neat — you take a certain number of classes (a quarter of your total degree requirements, or fewer) in the area of your concentration, and at graduation, you receive a certificate indicating completion. BU Law offers concentrations in five areas (Health Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Law, Litigation […]

Keeping Clients Safe with Restraining Orders

One of the most common client issues I have encountered, while operating under SJC Rule 3:03 certification (which allows students to work with legal aid clients under supervision, among other things), is harassment or abuse from family members, intimate partners or acquaintances. Restraining orders are available to keep people safe. In Massachusetts, the only state where I have […]